Plan Approved for Reopening in Hybrid Model
At a special meeting of the Great Valley Board of School Directors on Sept. 29, Superintendent Daniel Goffredo presented a plan for the reopening of Great Valley schools in a hybrid model. The District currently plans to begin bringing select groups of students back in a hybrid model on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Additional students will begin to return on Oct. 20. Details of the reopening plan are as follows:
- Some special education students and English Learners will return to school on Tuesday, October 13. Families of these students will be contacted directly.
- Students in Grades K, 1, 2, 6, and 9, whose families choose the hybrid model will begin returning to school on Tuesday, October 20. All other students in the hybrid model will return the following week (week of October 26). This phased in reopening allows schools to adjust to new operations, while also prioritizing youngest learners and those who are transitioning to a new school. Please see the return schedule on our website.
- The students of families who don’t choose to participate in the hybrid model will stay in the 100% virtual model.
- The hybrid model means that approximately half of the students whose families choose that option for their child’s learning will attend school on Tuesdays and Thursdays; the remaining half will attend on Wednesdays and Fridays. The days of attendance are determined by the family’s last name. On remaining weekdays, students will work from home, with Mondays remaining as asynchronous days for all students. For sample hybrid schedules, please visit our website.
FAMILIES ARE ASKED TO LOOK FOR AND COMPLETE A FAMILY PREFERENCE FORM.
- Families will receive a separate email for each student that asks them to confirm or change the choices made in August related to students’ educational program.
- Forms are due before 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 4.
- Families you don’t respond to the preference form, will automatically have students assigned to virtual learning.